What are the different types of incontinence products available for use on beds, mattresses, and chairs?
There are a number of different incontinence products that can be used to protect the surfaces of beds, mattresses and chairs, including waterproof sheets, bed pads, mattress covers, chair pads and pillow covers. These products come in a range of types and sizes to suit the specific furniture requiring protection.
How do these products protect bedding from damage or staining?
Waterproof sheets, bed pads and mattress covers work in conjunction with one another to protect bedding and prevent damage or staining. Mattress covers and waterproof sheets are made from a soft and comfortable waterproof material that blocks urine from reaching the mattress, while bed pads are placed on top of these waterproof products to absorb fluid and keep the user dry and comfortable.
Are there any special features or designs that can improve the effectiveness of these products?
Yes, there are several special features you can look for when choosing bedding and chair protectors. Keep an eye out for products that have been treated with an anti-bacterial/anti-fungal agent to prevent odours. If purchasing a product with waterproofing, look for a material that blocks fluids while still being air-permeable, allowing for greater comfort.
How should beds and mattresses be cleaned and maintained?
Beds and mattresses must be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis in order to keep them hygienic. Bed sheets and pillowcases should be washed once a week, while the mattress itself should be cleaned every 6 months or whenever it becomes soiled. It’s recommended that you follow the cleaning and maintenance instructions provided with your mattress to avoid causing any damage.
Can these products be used in conjunction with other incontinence management products or treatments?
Yes, bedding and chair protectors can be used in conjunction with other incontinence management products to keep individuals dry and comfortable. The more products used, the more effective the protection provided.
Can these products be customised to fit specific bed, mattress or chair sizes or shapes?
While these incontinence products come pre-made, a variety of sizes are available to help you choose the option that’s right for your specific bed, mattress or chair.
Are chair pads reusable or disposable?
At NAN Supplies, we stock chair pads that are fully washable and reusable, meaning you can use them time and time again. Simply pop them into the washing machine with cool or warm water before drying in a tumble dryer.